‘Pianist Shota Osabe’s playing on the song,’ Memories of You,’ was elegant and truly outstanding on the tune ‘Jilly,’ wrote renowned jazz critic, Phil Elwood for the San Francisco Examiner. Pianist, arranger, jazz musician, Shota Osabe is on the move. In February 2003 Osabe cracked the top 20 jazz chart at Soundclick.com with the song ‘Can’t Leave Here Again, written by the late Ray Brown.
Osabe’s first CD release, HAPPY COAT, is making a buzz in Japan and the USA. HAPPY COAT, produced by the late bass legend Ray Brown and Jerry Stucker (San Francisco producer/guitarist) is winning listeners from Japan to New York City. HAPPY COAT was recorded and mixed at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California. This album features the late Ray Brown on bass and Harold Jones on drums. HAPPY COAT is making the promo rounds at jazz stations in the US and will be released soon to record stores. You can dig Osabe’s arranging on ‘I Touch the Stars,’ on the FIM Record Label, distributed by City Hall Records. Shota Osabe continues to perform in Japan and the US making San Francisco, California his home base. To contact this rising new jazz pianist: